Dog Stories (II): Syd (2002-2012)

This post is part of a series of stories on the dogs that have been part of my life. You can read the story of my first dog, Desi, here. The post will be updated with links to next stories. A Peculiar Background Syd was a German Shepherd crossbreed. She …

A Day Trip to Montserrat

Last Friday, taking advantage of the Spanish National Holiday, we decided to go on a trip somewhere with Nix. The chosen destination was Montserrat. Actually, the name means “serrated mountain” in Catalan, due to the mountains’ form. There is a monastery at the top, famous for both its location and …

Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat

Note: The featured image in this post corresponds to the third edition of the book, although I own and have reviewed the second edition. Images have been obtained from Amazon and are copyright of Saunders. I got this book many years ago, following a recommended books list after I finished …

Feed Your Best Friend Better: A Review (kind of)

Feed Your Best Friend Better is a book about dog food by Rick Woodford. Although it contains 85 recipes, it also explains the nutritional requirements of dogs, which foods are dangerous, and gives some advice on managing food-related behavioural issues. The book is availabel as a paperback or in digital …

Trixie Waist Belt with Leash: A Review

Today we’ll be reviewing the Trixie Waist Belt with Leash. I’ll focus on the “small and medium-sized dog” version, although I’ll also mention the differences with the one for medium to large dogs. Background and a Warning One of the main problems I had when I started walking again after …

Dog Stories (I): Desi (1992-2001)

I’m a German Shepherd lover and fan. If you’ve read the “About” page, you’ll know that all the dogs I’ve had have been German Shepherds or German Shepherd crossbreeds. I thought that it’d be interesting to write one post for each of the dogs that have been an important part …

Marley & Me, by John Grogan: A Review

I found the book Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog by chance. During a break between classes (I was at uni back then) I was browsing through the library section of a department store and there it was: a yellow lab in the cover, looking …

Dealing with a Broken Ankle and a Dog

If you’ve read the previous post, you’ll probably remember that at the end of February I had the misfortune of breaking my ankle as I was going down some stairs. Unfortunately, despite the stairs having no more than 3 steps, I had a bad fall and a pretty awful break. …

Working on the website!

So it’s been a long time since my last post, which was last February. Back then, I was going through a dark period with the website, and I already explained that I had decided not to force myself to write. However, life forced itself upon me, so to speak. On …

Choosing an Agility Club

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we had been thinking about joining an agility class. We visited two different clubs in the area, more or less at the same distance from our home. The people in both clubs were very nice and helpful, but there were important differences between …